Free Stock Footage and Music for Your Next Video Project 🎬 🎵

These three websites will guarantee you a trouble-free license for any stock video, music, sound effects, or even ready-made templates that can save you tons of time.

️⚡Quick links ⚡

  1. 🔗 pexels.com—tons of free stock videos and photos
  2. 🔗 pixabay.com — free music and sound effects, videos & more
  3. 🔗 mixkit.co — video templates, stock footage, music, and sound fx

As a professional videographer and video editor, I quite often end up using free stock footage or audio for different purposes. I believe that there is nothing wrong with that, especially if you make sure you’re not breaking any of the license conditions.

Because these resources are free, it doesn’t mean that they are bad – on the contrary – these 3 websites for free stock video and audio are better than some of their paid competitors. 🫢

Let’s dive into the three gems 💎 and see how you can level up your game when it comes to video production.

3 Websites To Find Free Stock Video and Music for Video Production

1. Pexels.com — greatest free stock video (and photos)

Man running around sea landscape

I simply love 🔗 pexels.com – you can browse tons of categories, and the search engine works like a charm to find any stock footage you need to fill in for your video. I use Pexels for video commercials too.

With more than 18 million visitors per month, Pexels have strong quality submission guidelines for all of its content, so before anything goes online, it will go through an approval process.

Stock footage perfect for Pizza Restaurant or Delivery App

And the best part is their license policy:

– All photos and videos on Pexels are free to use.

– Attribution is not required. Giving credit to the photographer or Pexels is not necessary but always appreciated.

– You can modify the photos and videos from Pexels. Be creative and edit them as you like.

So you don’t have to worry about giving credit if that is impossible for you, or if your work is paid and you need commercial rights.

2. Pixabay.com — free music and sound effects, video & more

Although Pixabay has a variety of free resources, like photos, illustrations, and video, I feel like its power lies in the music and sound effects. I’m a big fan of sound effects and I use them a lot — both in animated videos and in vlogs/commercials.

Pixabay.com

Similar to Pexels, Pixabay doesn’t require you to credit the author, but if you want to do so, you have the option to directly copy and paste the credits.

Beach Biker

2. Mixkit.co — video templates, stock footage, music, and sound FX

What’s unique about Mixkit is that it offers free video templates for Premiere Pro, After Effects, Final Cut, and DaVinci Resolve. These can save you a ton of time for creating titles, transitions, openers, lower thirds, and whatnot.

Tagline Bold Text

License? Mixkit’s licenses are individual for each item, but most of them fall under the Mixkit Stock Video Free License, which allows you to do most of the things without getting in trouble.

Pouring a warm drink around a campfire

BONUS TIP – Use stock footage in your presentation slides

Stock videos are great for any video project, but you can also use them in a presentation. I’ve been using free stock footage in presentations to enhance the story I want to pitch for years now.

Simply download footage supporting your story from either website and place it as a background on one of your slides, adding a bit of black overlay to contrast the text.

Using video in slides for The Video Camp

I hope you found something new. Tell us what are your favorite free stock websites in the comments. 💬

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🎬 Director, videographer, editor of things.

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